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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park's mission is to restore and preserve the WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287). Bowfin Park's parent organization, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association (PFSMA), is a non-profit group that receives no state or federal funding.
The museum includes an extensive look at the fascinating history of submarines from the first daring attempt in 1776 to use a submersible in warfare to the feats of today's nuclear submarines. The submarine provides an opportunity for visitors to go below deck aboard this National Historic Landmark, the Famous World War II submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287). Launched on December 7, 1942, she was nicknamed the "Pearl Harbor Avenger" and sank 44 enemy ships during the course of her nine extraordinary war patrols. The Waterfront Memorial stands in silent tribute to the 52 American submarines and the more than 3,500 submariners lost in World War II.
The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is operated by the non-profit Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association. Proceeds from admissions and gift shop sales are used to continue the preservation and restoration of the USS Bowfin.

Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Drive Honolulu, HI 96818
Directions: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., last tour of the submarine at 4:30 p.m.
Children under the age of four are not permitted on the submarine for safety reasons.
Submarine & Museum Adult tour is $8; child rate (ages 4 to 12) is $3

Phone: (808) 423-1341

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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